Review written by Sophie Couard, on September 12, 2016.
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains is operated by the Partouche group and is located in the heart of a magnificent spa resort in Evaux-les-Bains, in the Creuse department of France. It is the only gambling establishment the Limousin region and promises an exciting and unforgettable time.
You are greeted by a colonial-style building that houses the Casino. The interior had been recently renovated and the design shows the beauty of the Belle Époque with the finesse of Edwardian style.
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains offers a nice games room that will make many types of players happy, as it can cater to beginners and experts alike. You can find the most popular casino games there, such as slot machines, as well as a good selection of traditional games, such as Blackjack, English Roulette and the most popular Poker version, Texas Hold'em Poker.
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains is one of the 42 casinos of the Partouche group that offers you the opportunity to try your luck at the progressive network jackpot, the Partouche Megapot. Aside from the games the Casino in Evaux-les-Bains also offers you the opportunity to enjoy fine dining. The Casino invites you to enjoy fantastic cuisine in the restaurant Le Carré d'As. The chef and his team offer a varied menu with attractive prices.
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains offers entertainment for everybody. The establishment is one of the venues in the town that put atmosphere in this city in the middle of nowhere. The establishment offers many different events, shows, concerts, dances and other events. The Casino is also an original place where you can host your own events, private or professional. The establishment offers two modular venues that can accommodate up to 250 people.
When you stay in this beautiful town in the centre of France you can also enjoy many other activities in addition to those offered by the Casino. You can visit a spa with a great reputation, and enjoy many different services. The warm, therapeutic waters are suitable for the treatment of certain diseases related to rheumatology, phlebology and gynecology, and they are also perfect for a relaxing time and wellness treatments. If you do not like the hot springs, you can also go swimming in an outdoor pool, which is not far from the Casino. You can also explore the beautiful sights that make the town famous. Some of the most popular places are the saffronière, a saffron farm, and you can also visit other farms in the area and find out more about milking goats. You can also enjoy a good walk or a short hike in the forest of Drouille, you can go on a stroll in the beautiful suede park, or you can indulge in water activities at the lake of Vassivière.
Explore the fascinating universe of gambling
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains is the only gambling establishment in the whole Limousin region. The limited number of games offered does not affect the magic of the games and the pleasures of the players. On the contrary, you will feel more at ease. You can play at over 60 slot machines, 3 traditional tables games, including Blackjack, English Roulette and Texas Hold'em Poker, as well as two tables in the Poker Room where you can meet other players and play against them.
The slot machines
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains aims to make all their visitors happy and to achieve this they offer many different types of slot machines. There are around 60 slot machines, and you can try your luck at 30 traditional slot machines with mechanical reels, 20 modern video slot machines with digital reels and around a dozen video poker games. Players with all budgets are able o play the games, as they accept many denominations starting from only €0.01 and some games starting from €0.20. At some machines you can try your luck at winning a large jackpot, the Megapot, when you bet €2 per spin. The slot machines at the Casino are equipped with the Bill Acceptor system, which means that you can use the games without having to exchange cash for chips.
The Casino also regularly introduces new machines in order to keep their visitors and regular players interested and entertained with new games.
The slot machines and the jackpots are waiting for you from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
The table games
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains also allows you to discover traditional table games in a dedicated area for table games. You have the choice to play at a Blackjack table, an English Roulette table or a Texas Hold'em Poker table. If you are a fan of Poker, you can also find two Poker tables in the Poker Room where you can participate in cash games or Sit and Go tournaments.
Beginners and experienced players can work on their strategy and challenge the dealer at the Blackjack table at the Casino in Evaux-les-Bains. This game has become one of the most popular card games in the casinos and it is guaranteed to amaze you every time you play. You can play the game with a minimum bet of only €1, which allows players with all budgets to enjoy the game.
The Blackjack table at the Casino in Evans-les-Bains is available from Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 1 am, and on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Traditional English Roulette
If you are looking for an intense gaming experience you can play at the Roulette table at the Casino. The game is extremely exciting and rewarding, and nothing can equal the special atmosphere of a Roulette table. The game requires a minimum bet of only €1.
The English Roulette table at the Casino in Evaux-les-Bains is open from Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 1 am, and on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Texas Hold’Em Poker
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains is one of the most important places to play poker in the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charente region and surrounding area. Poker fans can meet at the Texas Hold'em Poker table every day from 8 pm. The minimum by-in at the table is €50, and you can try your luck and play against other players at the table.
The Texas Hold'em table is open every day from Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 1 am, and on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
The Poker Room
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains offers poker fans two tables with Texas Hold'em in the Poker Room. One of the tables is reserved for cash games and has a minimum buy-in of €50, while the other table is reserved for Sit & Go tournaments where regular players meet to compete. The minimum buy-ins for the tournaments are €50 or €100 depending on the occasion. The number of participants for each tournament is limited to 50 players. You can find the list of tournaments in the season on the official website of the Casino at http://www.casinoevaux.com.
Texas Hold'em Poker cash game games are available on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 pm, and tournaments are usually held on the first Sunday of every month starting at 3 pm.
Gourmet dining for everyone
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains also offers great cuisine in the restaurant Le Carré d'As. You can choose between two different areas inside, as the restaurant is spread over two rooms: one is a secluded room with a chic and cosy design and an intimate, calm and relaxing atmosphere, or you can dine in a more lively and trendy room that is overlooking the slot machine room.
The restaurant Le Carré d’As
Le Carré d'As is a restaurant that is experiencing a growing success in the town because of the great quality of food and the helpful and friendly team. Chef Olivier Auclair and his team offer an original menu based on local products, and dishes for very reasonable prices. They pay attention to the smallest details and serve beautiful dishes that look as good as they taste. The food is cooked and seasoned perfectly, it is made with fresh produce, and you will not regret your visit. Just glancing at the menu is going to be enough to make your mouth water.
The starters include goat salad or tasty Niçoise salad for €6.50 or €13.50. The chef also offers smoked salmon with crispy salad for €11.50 or a snail cassolette for €9.50.
The main courses include dishes from the land and the sea, and you can choose from beef, burgers, poultry and fish. The grilled beef is particularly good. You can choose beef carpaccio for €8.50 or €15, raw or cooked beef tartare for €15, entrecote for €18.50 or mince steak for €13.50. If you have a preference for burgers, and you can choose from a beef burger or fish burger with chips for €15.90. If you prefer poultry you can order roast chicken for €13. Seafood dishes include roasted salmon for €13.50 and fish and chips for €13. You can also find different choices of sauces and sides and choose from green beans, fries, rice, green salad, aligot or candied vegetables.
The desserts include a cheese platter for €5.50, or you can choose from sweet desserts, including chocolate mousse, a mango or pineapple tartare or mousse carambar for €6.50.
Regarding drinks and wines, the restaurant offers a large selection that includes wines from the largest vineyards in France, but also aperitifs, creative cocktails, beers, fruit juices and liqueurs, and also hot drinks, such as coffee, tea, infusions or cappuccinos.
The restaurant Le Carré d'As also offers different set menus. The children's menu consists of beef steak or fried chicken nuggets with a dessert for €7.50. You can choose the menu of the day for €9.90, that includes a main course and a coffee or the menu of the day for €14.50 that includes a starter and a main course, or a main course and a dessert. For €18 you can enjoy the menu of the day that consists of a starter, a main course and a dessert.
The Le Carré d'As restaurant can accommodate up to 200 people and is open from Wednesday to Friday from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and 7 pm to 9.30 pm, and Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and from 7 pm to 10.30 pm.
A fantastic and unforgettable time
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains organises tea dances in the theatre throughout the year, every Sunday between 3 pm and 8 pm, where you dance to the rhythm of orchestral music. You can find the detailed events program of the establishment on their website.
An unusual venue for your own events
The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains offers fully equipped and air-conditioned rooms and is capable of hosting different types of events, private or professional, such as seminars, conferences, banquets, company meals, business meals, product launches, parties, gala evenings, birthday parties, weddings, wine of honor evenings, concerts, shows or others. The Casino in Evaux-les-Bains offers you an exceptional venue and service that will exceed your expectations. Depending on the nature and extent of your event, you can choose between the reception room with a capacity of 170 to 270 seats, or the large bright lounge area with a capacity of 60 to 100 people. Regarding the catering, Chef Olivier Auclair can offer high quality cuisine in line with the theme of your event.
Whatever type of event your are planning, the Casino and their team are at your disposal and can present you a personalised offer that fits into your budget, taste and expectations.
Motorway A 71, Exit number 42 direction Gouzon
25 km from Montluçon, 44 km from Guéret, 55 km from Aubusson, 376 km from Paris, 137 km from Limoges, 96 km from Vichy and 100 km from Clermont-Ferrand.
25 km from the SNCF train station of Montluçon, 12 km from the aerodrome of Montluçon-Guéret
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
English Roulette : Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Blackjack table : Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Poker Room :
Cash games : Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 pm
Tournaments : every first Sunday of the month
The restaurant Le Carré d’As : Wednesday to Friday from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and 7 pm to 9.30 pm and Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and from 7 pm to 10.30 pm.